Shannon Airport pic.twitter.com/J6QQt10xyR
— Charlie (@Walthamstow1973) August 15, 2019
#SHANNONairport: We are currently working to remove the aircraft from the scene of the incident so we can resume safe operations on the runway. This may take some time.
We are advising passengers to continue with check-in.
More updates to follow.
— BBCNI Travel (@BBCNITravel) August 15, 2019
Flight operations at Shannon Airport have been temporarily suspended after a plane had to be evacuated this morning.
Air traffic controllers noticed a fire and smoke coming from the aircraft’s landing gear as it taxied along the runway.
Omni Air International is a civilian airline that transports personnel for the US military.
It is understood that the Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 was about to depart when the incident occurred.